Daily Devotion Thursday, 27 April 2017
Our confession of faith
The ministry of the grace of God from the face of Christ is for the purpose of birthing and then establishing us, as fruitful sons of God. This is the Everlasting Covenant desire of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They Each have an initiative toward us in relation to the fulfilment of Their covenant purpose.
The Father gave us our new birth as a new creation son. He is the source and provider of everything that we need to live as sons of God. As the apostle Peter noted, the divine power of the Father 'has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue'. This is the glory that shines from the face of Christ and into our heart by the Holy Spirit.
Because the Father has given us everything we need for sonship, we can trust our lives to Him. He is the source and provider of our needs. 'Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.'
As we trust ourselves to the Father, we can expect that He will train us through discipline. We should not be surprised, then, when we experience suffering. As Paul exhorted us, 'My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives'. The discipline that we receive from the Father is specific to our sonship. In this regard, He answers the prayers of Christ who tests our motives by searching our hearts.
|2Pe 1:2-3 Mat 6:31-33 Heb 12:5-6 Rev 2:23 Rom 8:26-27|
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|Romans 10||Proverbs 27|